Greeting to all the families and students associated with Moonee Ponds West PS
It is the final week of our year together, and what a great Semester of learning we have experienced.
Last week you will have received your child’s portfolio and their written report for the Semester. I am hopeful that you can see your child’s growth in learning. Learning growth is the most important indicator of success. I am always looking for at least 5 terms growth in 4 terms. This ensures that we keep up with the overall expectation. However, for some children we need more growth than that, if they are to catch up to what is expected. When teachers monitor closely, they are able to be aware of progression and regression and intervene in both situations.
In 2019, the school structure will be supporting teachers working in cohort Professional Learning Teams to monitor and extend students across the domains. This is exciting new work for Moonee Ponds West, with all staff collectively willing to work in this way. I am noticing an unrelenting willingness to learn and strengthen learning understandings so that student-learning outcomes are improved.